This site is dedicated to Gunner Mark 'Scouse' Taylor 1967 - 1987. AKA 'Tally'

This site is dedicated to Gunner Mark 'Scouse' Taylor 1967 - 1987. AKA 'Tally'
HQ Battery, 12th Air Defence Regiment, RA. A Fellow 'Wreckin' Crew' Member. Rest easy mucker. Photo courtesy of 'Shacks', his room mate.

Tell us what you know?

Hi all,

I have set this Blog up in order that we can share our memories and photos of our time in Napier Barracks. Whichever cap badge you had at the time, you all have a story to tell.

From the late 1940's until 1995, many regiments have passed through the gates of Napier Bks., albeit mainly Royal Artillery regiments and their supporting units. However, other units were present as Occupational Forces, including squadrons from the RAF Regt. and the Royal Scots Fusiliers post 1945; followed by the Royal Engineers in 1950.

Was you a member of one of the many Luftwaffe Squadrons, or an ancestor of anyone and has a tale to tell? 'Richthofen Kaserne' as the airfield with a new runway was known then. Did you serve in the famous Sturmstaffel 1 that was formed here in 1943?

Which artillery regiment did you serve with or attached unit? Did you serve with the 26th US Army Missile Detachment near the gate's entrance when two artillery regiments had Corporal nuclear missiles; or did you serve in the NAAFI, YMCA or WRVS? Come on, tell us what you know and share those photos you have.

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Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Jagdgeschwader 1 'Oesau'

Jagdgeschwader 1 'Oesau' (JG 1 - Fighter Wing 1 'Oesau', in honour of Oberst Walter 'Gull' Oesau).

1 Gruppe (Group) stationed at Richthofen Kaserne, Dortmund: 6 Dec. 43 - 16 Feb. 44.

In both photos above, can be seen the former 9 (Plassey) BHQ when 12 Regt. was stationed there. The above photo shows a large hangar in the distance, this was near the RQMS and HQ (T/HQ) Bty. building. The JG 1 aircraft is outside the hangar that was situated where 12 RHQ would later stand.

Top photo, courtesy of FELDPOST. JG 1 FW 190 illustrations, insignias & other photos from other sources on the internet.